Fall TV Shows in Trouble
“Animal Practice” (NBC)
The fact that its supporting cast prominently features a monkey should’ve been our first hint. This shaggy-dog comedy, starring Justin Kirk as a surly veterinarian, got a nice sampling with a post-Olympics sneak preview. But those viewers apparently weren’t too thrilled with what they saw, because
only 5.2 million of them tuned into this week’s new episode. If we want to watch cute animals, we’ll switch over to Animal Planet, okay?
Prognosis: Put out of its misery by the holidays. Is it too late for the monkey to sign up for “The Hangover Part III”?